Design: Jason Kelly Johnson & Nataly Gattegno
Project Manager: Ripon DeLeon; Project Interns: Gavin Johns, Cameron Eng
Collaborative Sponsor: MIGA Motor Company (Dr. Mark Gummin)
Interactive Model Description: A network of infrared proximity sensors has been integrated into the four sides of the physical model. These sensors record the distance of gallery visitors to its edges. Information from these sensors is used to actuate the white feather-like “fog harvesting robots” and control the brightness of embedded LEDS. This model is an example of what Future Cities Labs call “live models”. Live models use the interaction of people to explore and simulate the potential effects of environmental forces such as fog, wind and sunlight.
Model Materials and Electronics: Cast and thermoformed acrylic, custom printed circuit boards - layout in Fritzing and manufactured by PCB-Pool, Arduino "Mega" microcontrollers, infrared sensors, shape memory alloy motors (Courtesy of Miga Motor Company), interactive prototyping using Firefly and Grasshopper.
Music: Space Rhythm 1 by Secret Circuit (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Secret_Circuit/Bonus_Beat_Blast_2011/65_secret_circuit-space_rhythm_1)